“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”
Have you found happiness yet? Many people are content with the lives that they lead on the surface, but deep down, crave something totally different. The most common excuse is that “they could have it worse”, so there’s no point in complaining.
The truth is, someone is always going to have a worse life, but stop worrying about them, and worry about yourself. You can’t wake up each day dreading your boring or unfulfilling life, only to say each morning that someone in a developing country has a worse life than you, so you have to be content with the life you lead.
You have to be happy by your own standards. If you’re not happy working 9 to 5 at your office job, then make a change in your life. If you want freedom from a corporate job and want to start your own online business, go for it.
Don’t settle for a mediocre lifestyle and pardon it just because “things could be worse.” Of course things could be worse. You could be homeless, crippled, starving, and tons of other unfortunate things. Don’t let that stop you from doing what you dream of – always strive for the best of the best.
Become that person you always daydream of being, because it’s attainable. The only thing holding you back from achieving these dreams is yourself. The people around you can’t control who you are or what you find happiness in doing.
You have to set your own goals and, more importantly, strive to achieve them. By feigning happiness, you’re barely fooling the people around you, but you can never fool yourself.
You’ll always have that feeling that you’re not content, or that you wish you were somewhere else in life. Everyone else might think you’re pretty happy doing what you’re doing, but you know the truth.
Even some of the people closer to you might see through your façade and realize that you’re feeling stuck. If you let it be known that you’re looking for change in your life, those opportunities are more likely to present themselves.
The most important part of living a wholesome life is knowing what you want out of this world. Don’t try to convince yourself that stocking shelves at a grocery store is what you want.
If you want to see every corner of the world, you should strive to accomplish that, because at the end of the day, you’ll feel much more accomplished than you would living your typical, everyday life that helps make ends meet, but doesn’t do anything to contribute toward your personal satisfaction.
When you finally accomplish whatever goal you’re working towards, you can tell people that you’re happy and actually feel that way deep down. It will be refreshing to be truthful about your life.
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